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Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Omaha fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2020 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Nebraska rate. The unemployment rate in Omaha peaked in April 2020 at 10.2% and is now 6.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Omaha unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Nebraska 3.1% +0.1 +0.1
Omaha 3.4% 0.0 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Omaha, Nebraska, National

Omaha, Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Omaha, Nebraska Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Omaha peaked in April 2020 at 50,934. There are now 34,347 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Omaha employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Omaha, Nebraska) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Omaha 16,587 -142 +1,758

Number of Unemployed Persons

Omaha, Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Omaha
Unemployment Rate
Omaha
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 3.1% 3.4% 16,587
October
2020
6.9% 3.0% 3.4% 16,729
September
2020
7.8% 3.6% 4.2% 20,820
August
2020
8.4% 4.0% 4.8% 24,042
July
2020
10.2% 4.9% 6.0% 30,000
June
2020
11.1% 5.5% 6.7% 33,855
May
2020
13.3% 5.3% 6.6% 32,298
April
2020
14.8% 8.7% 10.2% 50,934
March
2020
4.4% 4.0% 4.2% 21,230
February
2020
3.5% 2.9% 2.9% 14,393
January
2020
3.5% 2.9% 2.9% 14,683

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.